Bohemian Paradise

Český ráj

Bohemian Paradise rightly takes its name because the beautiful corner of land that lies between the towns of Turnov, Jičín and Mladá Boleslav can not be rivalled anywhere else in Bohemia. Romantic valleys and a manifold of so called rock cities are mixed with meadows and timbered houses. Bohemian Paradise is rich in medieval castles and romantic chateaus, rock viewpoints and towers offering views across the whole region.

Of the numerous natural beauties that Bohemian Paradise has to offer, definitely do not miss out on the rock cities of Prachovské skály, Klokočské skály and Betlémské skály, nor the labyrinth of rocks at Hruboskalsko and Maloskalsko, or even the picturesque valleys of Podtrosecká, Jizera, Plakánek, and the dolomite caves in Bozkov. Several ponds, for example Věžický rybník and Vidlák pod Troskami and those at Jinolice are also not to be missed.

Bohemian Paradise is the oldest protected area in the region and to add to its uniqueness it was enlisted into the UNESCO network of European and world geoparks – the first in the Czech Republic.

Bohemian Paradise is also a region of important historical sights. Among the most important are the chateaus and castles of Sychrov, Hrubý Rohozec, Valdštejn, Trosky, Hrubá Skála and many others. One of the preciously preserved monuments of folk architecture is Dlask Farm in Dolánky near Turnov. A number of museums also offer a historical insight to the region – in Turnov, Lomnice nad Popelkou or Železný Brod, for example. You will be led to the most important and beautiful places of Bohemian Paradise by the red markers of The Golden Footpath of Bohemian Paradise.

Bohemian Paradise is also a popular area for walking and cycling and is the cradle of Czech rock-climbing. The gentle landscape, rich in natural and historical sights, is particularly popular with families with children, who will also enjoy the interactive educational trail ‘Sedmihorky: Discover the legends of Bohemian Paradise,’ which is organised in the children´s country playground in Radvánovice near Turnov, or a tourist-train trip to the view-tower at Černá Studnice.

In the summer season many cultural activities are organised in various places in Bohemian Paradise. Castles and chateaus come to life with fencing tournaments, historical fairs and funfairs, theatre plays and concerts. In summer, the most important tourist attractions are connected by tourist buses.

In Bohemian Paradise you can not only admire the century old secrets of Czech jewellery making, stone masonry and glass jewellery but also buy valuable souvenirs labelled with the logo of regional produce of Bohemian Paradise – “Regionální produkt Český ráj”.

Bohemian Paradise offers all types of accommodation for a great holiday - guesthouses, cottages, huts and campsites.

You can obtain more information about sights, natural attractions, cultural and sports events and also accommodation in the tourist information centres in Turnov, Rovensko pod Troskami or Železný Brod, for example.

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